Jury convicts Cotton
Seventeen years after losing their mother in a long unsolved homicide, the family of Fannie Burks got closure. Joe Cotton of Tunica was convicted of Burk’s murder in Circuit Court in Tunica County on Wednesday, April 11, after a two day trial.
In a press conference on May 13, 2009, Sheriff K.C Hamp announced a break in Burks’ murder, which had been deemed a cold case. Burks was discovered by a relative at her home in Cottonland Village on April 9, 1995. She had sustained multiple gun shot wounds. At the time, no apparent motive was determined, and no arrests were made.
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Committee brings concerns to Board
Tunicans for Transparency in Government representative Barbara Tuchel raised a number of issues with supervisors at their mid-month meeting late Friday afternoon, but her time on the agenda was cut short when Board president James Dunn interjected, “I can’t turn every detail around in three months.”
Up to that point, Tuchel had presented a lengthy Transparency report on issues involving the Election Commission, the library, the Rec Center, and Tunica National.
Local physician offers cutting edge therapy
Dr. Tim Callaghan is a board certified family physician who has been practicing various forms of medicine for more than three decades.
While he’s written his share of prescriptions and treated scores of patients suffering from various ailments with traditional medicines, he believes in and practices a form of holistic medicine known as prolotherapy that few locals know about or have dared to try.
“Prolotherapy is a great step between medicine and surgery,” said Callaghan, who serves as the head physician at Tunica Resorts Medical Clinic in Robinsonville.
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